Wales are finally making it into a big tournament as they hope to do something worthwhile in the Euro 2016 competition in France. They might have done well in the qualifying tournament but the real deal is something else.
The Welsh team don’t have the strongest league in the world and the best way to actually gauge how good the players are being by participating in friendlies and that is exactly what Wales have against Ukraine in this international break.
The side will be without the services of Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale and Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey. This however, will be a great chance for the other fringe players to show what they could do for the national side as Chris Coleman hope for a good showing in France.
The Crystal Palace goalkeeper is the first choice keeper for Chris Coleman and he should stay in the team which faces Ukraine.
The right-back might not have had the best season so far for Bristol City but the 24-year-old could still get better and have a great Euro as well.
Ashley Williams has been one of the most consistent players for Swansea and Wales in recent years and hopefully he can enjoy a good Euro for the Welsh side.
The West Brom defender is an automatic choice in the Welsh team and should make his role a certainty with a good showing in the friendly games.
The Tottenham defender might not get a lot of games for Spurs but he is quality and should make his way into the starting XI for this game.
Ledley has had a great season for Palace, even if the side have not been that great, Ledley should still play in the game.
Vaughan might not be the youngest player out there but this could be his chance to impress Coleman and do well enough to book a place in the starting XI for France.
The Birmingham midfielder should get to play against Ukraine and hopefully do well for the national team.
Lawrence is another youngster who is doing well in the lower leagues of England and hopefully he can do some good damage for Wales in this friendly.
The Burnley striker could be crucial to the side’s chances in this game and he will have to be at his best in France as well if the side are to do well.
Without Bale in the side, Williams will have to do more work and who knows he could get a starting XI in the finals in France.